All Saints CathedralCurrently Closed
- Address: Sarojini Naidu Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211001, India
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +91-5322623708
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture , Cathedral
About All Saints Cathedral, Allahabad
Located in the heart of the city, the church stands out as one of the marvels of architecture and is visited by tourists from all over India and abroad. Even if you are not particularly a religious person, this church is bound to attract you with its serene beauty and charm. Founded in 1871 and consecrated in 1887, it is located in a large open space at the junction of the two major roads in the city, MG Marg and SN Marg; and is easily accessible from all parts of the city. The locals call it ‘Pathar Girja’ which means Church of Stones.
The beautiful and imposing structure of the church is visible from far, offering a complete treat to the eyes. Built in Gothic style of architecture, it is regarded as one of the best Anglican cathedrals found in India and is built with cream colored stones and the roof covered with red tiles.
The large hall of the church is spacious enough to accommodate 300 to 400 people. The high ceilings and the decorated walls of the hall attract you as you step inside. The intricate works and designs on the marble altar keeps you spell bound with its beauty. Another attraction in the church is the stained glass panels. One can only wonder at the glass and pillar works of the church, which retaintheir originality even after 125 years of construction. There are narrow aisles inside and two transepts at the north and south. During the hot summer months, the low windows of the church are covered with wet khuskhus mats to make the interior cool.
Surrounding the church is lush green grass and plants that enhance the beauty of the place. The lantern tower is another striking feature here. Visiting the church is sure to fill within you spiritual peace and a sense of joy.
All Saints Cathedral Information
- Be properly dressed when you visit the church.
- Keep silence inside the church and if you talk, keep low volume.
- Do not spoil the seats and the furniture inside the church.
- Other than public transport there are cabs and private vehicles offering service to the church.
- Do not litter inside the church.
- If you visit the church during the Christmas time, it looks even more beautiful and lively.
All Saints Cathedral Ticket Prices
- No tickets are needed.
All Saints Cathedral Opening and Closing Hours
- Open on all days of the week.
How To reach All Saints Cathedral by Public Transport
- Nearest bus stand is within 1 km radius from the cathedral.
Restaurants Near All Saints Cathedral
- Jade Garden
- Jade Restaurant
- Swagat the Family Restaurant
- Foodys Heaven
- Kwality Restaurant
- Pashawari Restaurant
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95% of people who visit Allahabad include All Saints Cathedral in their plan
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41.69% of people start their All Saints Cathedral visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
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All Saints Cathedral, Allahabad Reviews
It's not unusual to find Christian churches in India's cities - leftovers from the days when the British worshipped here, of course. This Cathedral is an enormous Gothic-style edifice, to which we'd been directed by our hosts, themselves of the minority Christian faith (Allahabad's population is 85 percent Hindu and 13 percent Muslim). Located in a large open space at a major crossroads, this now pollution-stained building with weeds growing from its upper parts was designed to accommodate up to 400 in Victorian times. The friendly guardian apologised for not allowing us inside; it has a small congregation these days and is now only open on Sundays - reminiscent of our own churches in Britain!
Wow This is the historical church. Its very large and beautiful. Its holly place of Christianity. you can feel peace inside of church. Church is open only on Sunday morning 9 am to 12 pm. Other days you just see from the outside.
All saint Cathedral is third oldest church in Allahabad it is also called the Patthar Girja as it is made up of stones. On Christmas it was decorated by a heavy lightning and many people around the Allahabad come to see this Church on the Christmas eve. Many reviewers said that it is not maintained and I agree with the statement that is it is not maintained not even the bushes are removed every month. That is why I'm giving 4 stars.
You'd be able to get the best look of this Cathedral during Christmas. Surely is the most beautifully lit up and decorated place in Allahabad during that time. And the best part, a visit from a person of every faith is welcomed.
Modeled after 13th-century Gothic style it is among the Gothic Revival buildings built by the British during their rural India. British architect Sir William Emerson who also designed the Victoria Memorial Kolkata designed the cathedral in 1871. It was consecrated in 1887 and was completed four years later. The church celebrates its anniversary on All Saints day and is part of the church of North India cathedral is at the centre of a large open space at the crossing of two of the principal roads of Allahabad, Mahatma Gandhi Marg and Sarojini Naidu Marg The land for the cathedral was granted by Sir William mure the lieutenant governor of the North Western province thereafter Elizabeth Huntly Wemyss, his wife, laid the foundation stone on 10 April 1871. architect Sir William m branham was employed to designed the building, he had already designed the Krrish 4 market Bombay, and followed this with the Nelson college Allahabad (1872–78), which is now part of the Allahabad University According to The Building News, 25 November 1887, the cathedral was commenced some 15 years previously, and was at first intended for the cathedral of the North Western province and to have an open verandah and ambulatory all round. It was, however, afterwards decided that the cathedral of the North-Western Provinces should be at Lahore instead, though it is now thought probable that this will eventually form the cathedral church of a new diocese. Following the extension of the railway network, Allahabad has grown to the extent that it has been found necessary to provide for the addition to the transept and share of a much larger congregation that was originally general simplicity of detail was necessitated by the class of workmen obtainable in this part of India at the time of construction. The work was carried out in a cream-coloured stone with fine red sandstone dressings, and the roof is covered with red local tiles The cathedral's nave is about 40 feet wide and 130 feet long, the total length of the church is about 240 feet and the internal width is about 56 feet. It is designed to accommodate 300 to 400 persons. It is a remarkable example of the architecture of colonial India. The glass and marble work of the Cathedral is perfectly preserved even after more than 125 years, The Cathedral also houses many depict the death of different British nationals for a variety of reasons during their rule in India. The church is surrounded by a lush green garden. The pulpit is an exceedingly fine piece of workmanship in albester by Mr Nicholls of Lambert from Mr Emerson’s designs. Narrow aisles were made in the building thus giving a total internal width of about 56 feet. There are two transepts to the north and south respectively, a channel with an Ambulatory a central tower at the intersection of the nave and transepts and a west pouch. The Lantern Tower Victoria Tower, is a memorial to Queen Victoria.